Juliana Silva was born in Colombia. She is MFA from Emily Carr University,Vancouver, BFA from The National University Of Colombia, participated in an academic exchange at Concordia University in Montreal and recently she participated in an artist residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
The issues that have surrounded her work are related with materiality. She approaches materials as potential objects functioning as cultural signifiers. The materials she engages with come from observations to ornamentation from popular culture and home decoration. Through a psychology of the ornamentation she problematizes nature-culture dualities. In this tension, she scrutinizes the human need to control almost everything around. She inspects the actions and signs embedded in ornamentation to exert control. She invites us to question our vulnerabilities as human beings.
She has given form to her ideas through mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Silva has been exhibited since 2001 in several group shows.
Juliana Silva (Colombia, 1980)
2017 Master of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Arts & Design, Vancouver, CA.
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Co.
2003 Exchange student in Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, CA.
AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS / RESIDENCES
2016 Banff Artist in Residence (Independent Residency – BAiR), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, CA.
2016 Graduate Research Award, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA.
2015 Colfuturo Fellowship Recipient, Co.
2003 Honorable Mention, 10th Regional Salon of Artists, Bucaramanga, Co.
One Person Exhibitions
2014 Sumptuary Objects*, Cámara de Comercio, Bucaramanga, Co.
2012 Recipes for Happiness*, Galería Leopold Sedar SENGHOR, Alliance Francaise, Bucaramanga, Co.
2017 A Cabinet of Curiosities, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, CA.
2017 Grad Show 2017, Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver, CA.
2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA.
2016 WHITINSIGHT, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA.
2015 Ten Years of the Young Talents Program*, Cámara de Comercio, Bucaramanga, Co.
2015 No Copyright, Instituto Municipal de Cultura. Bucaramanga, Co.
2014 Meeting Point: Artists from Santander*, Fundación Escuela Taller Barichara, Co.
2014 Tongues of Light*, LA Galería, Bogotá, Co.
2014 Between Cities*, Museo de Norte de Santander y Ciudad de Cúcuta, Cúcuta, Co.
2014 Between Cities*, Cámara de Comercio, Bucaramanga, Co.
2013 Meet you Downtown*, Sala Macaregua, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Co.
2012 Hands-on Hours*, Sala Macaregua, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Co.
2011 New Pictorial Spaces 5, Galería Leopold Sedar SENGHOR, Alliance Francaise, Bucaramanga, Co.
2006 More ART Less LAND MINES*, Galería La Balsa, Bogotá, Co.
2005 Young Art 2005*, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá, Co.
2005 Zucaina, Galería Valenzuela & Klenner, Bogotá, Co.
2005 11th Fine Arts Undergraduate Exhibition*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Co.
2004 39th National Salon of Artists*, Museo de artes de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Co.
2004 Elsewhere, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, CA.
2003 10th Regional Salon of Artists*, Centro Cultural del Oriente, Bucaramanga, Co.
2002 Photoweek*, Centro cultural Andres Bello, Bogotá, Co.
2001 28th Cano Salon*, Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Co.
2017 Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Studio, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA.
2016 Teaching Assistant, Introductory Sculpture, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA.
2016 Teaching Assistant, Ceramics, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA.
2015 Workshop instructor, Workshop Crime, order and Joy, FLORA ars+natura. Bogotá, Co.
2011 -14 Sessional Faculty, Fine Arts Program, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Co. Courses: Painting I and II, Two-Dimensional Media Studio, Art History Foundations Seminar.
WORK EXPERIENCE / RESEARCH
2012-13 Researcher / Designer, Online educational and training art material to Moodle platform. Fine Arts Program, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Co.
Subjects: The Object in the Space of Two and Three Dimensions*, Historical Review to Colombian and Latin American Art*, Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Composition Foundations, Representation’s Function and Context.
2012 Researcher, Project Art Representation in Bucaramanga Discursive Practice. Research Group Culture and Narration in Colombia CUYNACO, Human Sciences Faculty, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Co.
2017 Audience Service, Documentary Film Festival – DOXA, Vancouver, CA.
2003 Cataloguing African Art and Engraving Collection, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA.
Visual Artist according to their public: An analysis of visual arts in Bucaramanga from the viewer’s perspective. Revista Calle 14, Vol. 8, Número 12, January- April de 2014. http://issuu.com/revistacallecatorceinvestigacion/docs/articulo_
Materials, Disappointments and Misbehaviors, Curatorial text, August 2017. https://altervoxmedia.com/2017/08/18/materiales-decepciones-y-malos-comportamientos/
2017 Materials, Disappointments and Misbehaviors*, Sala Macaregua, Universidad Industrial de Santander Bucaramanga, Co.
Cámara de Comercio de Bucaramanga. Nuevos Talentos 10 años – New Talents 10 years*. Book. Bucaramanga. December, 2015.
ARDILA, María Elvira. Arte Jóven 2005 – Colombian Young Art 2005*, in: El Tiempo Newspaper, Bogota. November 19th, 2005. Arte Joven Colombiano
LAMUS, María Lucia. El salón según cuatro artistas jóvenes –The Salon According to Four Young Artists*, in: Fucsia Magazine # 53, Bogota. October, 2004.
Los Nuevos del Salón – The New Ones in the Salon*, in: Cambio Magazine # 578, Bogota. July 26th, 2004.
MARTÍNEZ, Serafín. Bienvenidos al Cuento de Hadas – Welcome to the Fairy Tale*, in: Cátedra Libre Newspaper, Bucaramanga. February, 2004. Bienvenidos al cuento de hadas